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pot and e-cigs

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what you should know about pot:

According to National Instiute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) most marijuana use begins in adolescence. 78% of the 2.4 million people who began using in the last year were aged 12 to 20. If marijuana use starts during the teen years, the chances of becoming addicted to it are 1 in 6. (Smart approaches to marijuana) Other problems for teens who use marijuana include poor school performance, higher chances of dropping out of high school and not graduating from college.

Marijuana is not as harmless as it seems. Today's marijuana is stronger and more potent than it was in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Some estimates suggest potency has tripled in the last 15 years.

Local teens report that marijuana is easy to get. In Winnebago County, data shows 19.4% of high school students have used marijuana in the past 30 days. Winnebago County is higher than the state average of 17.3% but lower than the national average of 23.4%.

 

 

what is the connection to e-cigs?

Some people including teens, are using e-cigs to vape marijuana. They can use the conventional e-cigarettes, vapes that are motified or specially designed products developed exclusively for marijuana. Today there are several different forms of marijuana that are condusive to using an electronic device. This includes the dried leaves or buds,  hash oil and dab (butane hash oil, a highly concentrated form of THC). As e-cigarette use continues to rise among teens, it is not surprising to see an increase in marijuana use with e-cigarettes.

E Cig Varieties from Drug Facts FB Page

what you should know about e-cigs:

While use of e-cigs with marijuana is concerning, youth and teen use of e-cigs alone is also a concern. The brain continues to develop through age 25 and the use of addictive substances primes the brain for a strong addiction that will be more difficult to break later in life.

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 According to the WI Youth Tobacco Survey from 2014, 7.9% of high school students have tried e-cigarettes. Current rates are likely even high than reported as the e-cigarette use trend continues to become more and more popular. Convenience stores and specialized "vape stores" are selling these products are continually croping up through out Winnebago County. There are approximately 100 retailers in Winnebago County selling e-cigarettes.

The term "e-cigarette" is a generic title we give to all oral device products used to simulate smoking by producing an aerosol of nicotine and/or other substances. This includes e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-hookahs, e-pipes, mods, vape pens, vaporizors, etc.

  e cigarette example

 

quit resources

Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line
Available every day, 24 hours a day.
800 QUIT-NOW / (800) 784-8669
When you're ready to quit tobacco, the WI Tobacco Quit Line is here to help. Callers talk to a friendly quit coach who will send out a FREE two-week supply of quit-tobacco medications, plus callers develop customized strategies on how to quit. The Quit Line has already helped more than 150,000 callers quit tobacco since 2001.

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Affinity Call it Quits
NurseDirect
(800) 362-9900
If you're addicted to tobacco and want to quit, support is essential. Affinity Health System's Call It Quits tobacco cessation program offers classroom programs and phone counseling to people in Northeast Wisconsin who are ready to quit smoking and stop using tobacco.

Total Health
Total Health of Aurora Health offers a one-time presentation talking (briefly) about the hazards of smoking and promoting available free services. Total Health also offers an 8-week class called Freedom from Smoking (details below) with trained facilitators to provide the program onsite at the employer location.

Freedom From Smoking
The Freedom From Smoking® group clinic includes eight sessions and features a step-by-step plan for quitting smoking. Each session is designed to help smokers gain control over their behavior. An online version of the classes is available at http://www.ffsonline.org/

freedomfromsmoking 

First Breath Program
First Breath is a program that helps pregnant women in Wisconsin quit smoking by integrating cessation strategies into existing prenatal care models, including public health services and private healthcare clinic appointments.


Become an Ex
BecomeAnEX.org is a free, interactive website that shows smokers how to re-learn life without cigarettes. The site, developed by the American Legacy Foundation in partnership with Mayo Clinic, offers a free, personalized quit plan and an online support community to help people prepare to quit smoking successfully.

BecomeAnEX

SmokeFreeTXT
SmokefreeTXT is a free mobile service designed for teens and young adults across the United States. SmokefreeTXT was created to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers stop smoking for good. Signing up is quick and easy – and FREE!

smokefreeTXT

 

good drugs gone bad

The Good Drugs Gone Bad toolkit contains materials needed to effectively combat the growing problem of pharmaceutical and over the counter drug abuse as well as the crimes associated with pharmaceuticals. re:TH!NK rolled out the Good Drugs Gone Bad campaign on prescription drug abuse in late 2009.  Thanks to all of our community partners and organizations who contributed to the creation of Good Drugs Gone Bad.  If you are interested in more information about a training on Good Drugs Gone Bad, contact Jason at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


local treatment providers

CaptureWhere do I start?
This varies depending on individual circumstances such as need, insurance, schedules etc. To locate the best method of support contact your family physician/pediatrician. You could also start by contacting Winnebago County Dept. of Human Services AODA Services (920) 236-4734 located at 220 Washington Ave. Oshkosh, WI 54901. Staff is prepared to answer your call and will ask you individualized questions to assist you in your resource referral. Be prepared to answer questions about the affected person, the answers you provide helps them direct you further.

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Alcoholics Anonymous/A.A.
Offers AA meeting times/locations in Wisconsin.
Appleton AA hotline (920) 731-4331; Oshkosh hotline (920) 410-4620

Narcotics Anonymous/N.A
Offers NA meeting time/locations in Wisconsin- Find a Meeting.
Regional Office Oshkosh, WI (866) 773-9999; WI Regional Helpline (800) 240-0276
   
Winnebago County Crisis Intervention/Helpline
(920) 233-7707 Oshkosh
(920) 720-7707 Neenah-Menasha

ThedaCare Behavioral Services: Oshkosh Adolescent Outpatient
2935 Universal Ct., Oshkosh WI 54904
(920) 233-3838
Certified Substance Abuse Services (adolescents): Outpatient treatment
Certified Mental Health Services (adolescents): Individual, group, Family, and group testing
Sliding Scale: No
Insurance: Accepts third party, Touchpoint, some Network Health Plan

Oshkosh Counseling Wellness Center
501 Merritt Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 231-2858
Fax: (920) 231-4048
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Certified Substance Abuse Services (adolescents): Outpatient treatment
Certified Mental Health Services (adolescents): Individual, group, Family, Education, Relapse prevention
Sliding Fee Scale: No
Contracts with County Human Services: Winnebago

Options Treatment Program, Inc.
502 E New York Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 651-1844
Fax: (920) 651-1845
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Certified Substance Abuse Services (adolescents): Outpatient treatment service
Certified Mental Health Services (adolescents): Outpatient services, Outpatient mental health
Sliding Fee Scale: Yes
Contracts with County Human Services: Outagamie


ThedaCare Behavioral Services: Oshkosh Adolescent Outpatient
2935 Universal Ct, Oshkosh, WI 54904
(920) 233-3838
Certified Substance Abuse Services (adolescents): Outpatient treatment
Certified Mental Health Services (adolescents): Individual, group, Family, and group testing
Sliding Scale: No
Insurance: Accepts third party, Touchpoint, some Network Health Plan


Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin, Inc.
1810 Appleton Rd, Menasha, WI 54952
(920) 739-4226
Fax: (920) 739-7639
E-mail: tmartin @ familyservicesnew.org
Certified Substance Abuse Services (adolescents): Outpatient treatment service
Certified Mental Health Services (adolescents):> Yes, call for information on services provided
Sliding Fee Scale: Yes
Contracts with County Human Services: Winnebago


Solutions Recovery Club
621 Evans Street, Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 233-0888
Solutions offers outreach services to families, schools, businesses, and government agencies, sober activities, outreach/education, newsletters, and fellowships for all 12-step programs.

 

national alcohol and drug treatment providers

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Includes a substance abuse treatment facility locator and more.

Time to Talk
Are you interested in talking to your kids, but unsure what to say? Research shows that kids who learn about drugs, tobacco and alcohol use from their parents are more than 50% less likely to start. Practical tips and tools, community of parents chat-group, access to the Talk Kit which provides teachable moments, drug refusal skills, and how to answer the tough questions like "Did you ever smoke or use drugs or alcohol?"

Parents. The Anti-Drug
Offers news and facts onsubstance abuse, computer issues, communication and hot topics.

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